“Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness.” ~Frank Tyger
Life is a web of uncertainty, where we often believe we are on the right path, only to realize we’ve been wandering down the wrong road all along. Have you ever been there? Have you ever thought that your entire life is planned? What if you decide to do the things you think will bring you happiness, but you end up being disappointed? If you answered yes, I understand your frustration.
There’s no definitive map leading to a happy or fulfilled life. There’s no right or incorrect way. Society provides us with predefined milestones like graduation, marriage, and homeownership, but what if these conventional goals don’t bring true happiness to you?
I am the first to admit that these goals are not wrong, but they may not be what you want in your life.
I was constantly questioning my own existence two years ago. “What am I even doing with my life?” Not in the conventional way of needing a new career or relationship, but more in an existential crisis of “ I was put here for a reason, but for what?”
The nagging thoughts I had became louder and more insistent, and I was urged to find an alternative life path.